Summit Speakers

Cybersecurity Readiness in Fourth Industrial Revolution

Dr. Nadher Al-Safwani

Cybersecurity Consultant, Information Technology Authority, ITU Arab Regional Cybersecurity Center-Oman

Dr. Nadher Al-Safwani

Hails with 14 years of experience in the Information Technology Security, Dr. Nadher currently serves as the Cybersecurity consultant in ITU Arab Regional Cybersecurity Center in Oman (ITU-ARCC). Prior joining ITU-ARCC, he was working as Manager Security Assurance in IMPACT (Malaysia). In his previous work in IMPACT, Dr. Nadher was involving with many projects and services worldwide such as establishment and assessments of CIRT and improving the cybersecurity security posture. Dr. Nadher was responsible for the deployment of security assurance products and services that are specifically dedicated to enabling better information security readiness for public sector agencies and industry.

He started his career in the banking industry, during his tenure, Dr. Nadher was actively involved in various IT programmes, amongst; IT security compliance program, cybersecurity training and awareness programme, and CIRT capability assessment. He also successfully orchestrated the setting up the IT security facilities, developed excellent capability in cybersecurity and computer network communications for different projects.

Dr. Nadher holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Master of Information Technology and PhD of computer science in risk assessment from reputable international universities. Dr. Nadher is also a Certified Chief Information Security Officer (CCISO), Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), GIAC Security Essentials (GSEC) Practitioner, a certified ISMS Lead Auditor (ISO/IEC 27001:2005), a Certified Ethical Hacking (CEH), and a certified Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL v3).

In his current capacity in ITU-ARCC, he is responsible to provide assistance to Arab member states on cybersecurity. To date, he actively participated in national cybersecurity strategy (NCS) and critical information infrastructure protection (CNIIP) projects. He is also participated in many conferences, forums and seminars globally, and is doing some researches on local, national, and regional cybersecurity issues and risk management areas.